iQx Automates End of Well Reporting

Our plug-and-play software was utilised to generate EOWR for an exploration well drilled in the Edvard Grieg area in the Norwegian North Sea by Lundin Energy Norway on the Leiv Eiriksson rig.

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P1™ improves the decision making process during sourcing for a rig

OVERVEIW

AGR’s Well Management was assigned to evaluate the best option between the different Mobile Drilling Unit (MODU) types. The drilling campaign in focus was to take place in a water-depth that was within the capabilities of both a jack-up and a semi-submersible.

The choice of which MODU was best suited given the weather conditions and the variance in costs was complex and AGR’s client needed a simple presentation of the best solution.

THE CHALLENGE

  • Long lead-time before the start of the campaign and a very variable rig rate
  • Differing weather conditions depending on the time of year the operation would take place
  • Very different impacts of the weather on the operations’ capabilities of each different type of MODU.

WHAT VALUE DID iQx™ BRING TO THE CLIENT?

  • Using P1™ and probabilistic modelling, the two options including the risk and cost outcomes, were reviewed with a clear basis for the decision on which MODU to use
  • The presentation to our client’s partners and management was refined to two slides showing the time and cost
  • A very complex decision that could have resulted in much debate was distilled into an easily understandable choice.

KEY ENABLERS

  • Logical breakdown of operational steps
  • A systematic review of time and cost for the campaign using the different types of MODU
  • An objective review of the risks and range of possible outcomes

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P1™ enables the most optimum abandonment model for Puffin abandonment

OVERVIEW

AGR’s Well Management was contracted to support the abandonment of a series of subsea wells. The client needed to look at the most effective method of carrying out the abandonment campaign and ensure that all of
the Australian regulator requirements were met.

THE CHALLENGE

In order to source and contract a rig for the operations, the following needed to be considered:

  • A light intervention vessel could do some of the work but it would need a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) to carry out other areas
  • A jack-up could carry out all of the work or the remainder of the work that the intervention vessel could not complete. However a jack-up could have a higher risk of waiting on weather as it moved between
    the wells
  • A semi-submersible could carry out all of the work or the remainder of the work that the intervention vessel could not complete. The semi-sumbersible could kedge between wellheads so would not be affected by the weather, however there would be an additional cost that may not be offset by the possible time saved
  • The abandonment had to comply to internationally recognised standards for zonal isolation etc

KEY ENABLERS DELIVERED BY iQx™

  • P1™ output a detailed analysis of the time and cost for the many permutations of intervention vessel, jack-up and semisubmersible
  • The probabilistic analysis took into account weather conditions, exchange rates, and rig rates among other elements to deliver a simple comparison and allow the client to make an informed choice on the best vessel for the operations
  • The AGR Well Delivery Process is traditionally used for drilling wells, however the process is just as applicable to preparing for a well abandonment. This gave the client an auditable and measurable method that AGR would utilise for designing and executing the well abandonment.

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CT™ used for daily cost tracking on wildcat in Norwegian North Sea

THE CHALLENGE

AGR’s drilling team were assigned to plan and execute wildcat exploration well in central Norwegian Sea.

Traditionally, tracking costs correctly during the well operations is difficult to manage; it involves multiple spreadsheets, numerous cost items and potential for hidden errors.

The cost input needs to be done both offshore, where one has overview of current costs, and onshore where the operational accounting has contract overview.

WHAT VALUE DID iQx BRING TO THE CLIENT?

  • Increased accuracy in cost estimations due to interface being intuitive and easy to use
  • Valuable cost comparisons; for instance cost per phase vs. estimated
  • Increased reliability in cost estimation due to no potential for errors in spreadsheets, thus reducing risk for unforeseen cost for operator
  • Increased productivity for offshore drilling & logistics engineers, as well as less monitoring required for onshore personnel

KEY CAPABILITIES

  • Efficiency in entering cost data
  • Reduced risk for errors
  • High reliability
  • Standardised reporting functionality

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D2 helps Lundin Energy Norway automate End of Well Reporting

OVERVIEW

Lundin Energy Norway drilled the 16/1-31 S exploration well, and utilised iQx™ reporting application, D2, to generate the detailed End of Well Report (EOWR).

This event marked the delivery of the first fully automated EOWR on the Lundin Energy Norway operated Edvard Grieg area. The Operator has now announced plans to roll out D2 across its well delivery process, on all wells going forward, as their new standard.

Location: Edvard Grieg, Norwegian North Sea
Delivery: 2019 –

THE CHALLENGE

Lundin Energy Norway faced challenges with their existing methods for writing End of Well Reports which required high amounts of time, manual input with no degree of collaboration and limited utilisation of available data for future projects.

WHAT VALUE DID iQx™ BRING TO THE CLIENT?

  • Room for human error reduced by automation
  • Significant reduction in time required for compiling, managing and delivering EOWR
  • Greatly improved the possibility of knowledge transfer
  • Facilitated collaboration between external and internal project disciplines
  • Improved the quality of data presented in EOWR
  • Easy to capitalise on the historic qualitative data when planning for future projects.

KEY ENABLERS DELIVERED BY iQx™

  • Automated and instantaneous generatio of EOWRs
  • A single centralised library, which facilitates the flow of project-specific data across disciplines
  • Standardised, up-to-date content throughout the project delivery process
  • More qualitative reports facilitating continuous improvement in processes
  • Knowledge transfer for future operations
  • Enhanced collaboration
  • Direct integrations with existing source-data generating systems.

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Ex empowers knowledge transfer to maximise efficiencies during Ivar Aasen Field Development

THE CHALLENGE
Huge amounts of data are being created and captured throughout the asset life. While there has been an exceptional evolution in developing software technologies for digitalising and standardising upstream data, the oil and gas industry still struggles with finding solutions that would encourage the best re-use of the historical data and knowledge. A lot of valuable engineering time is spent on searching for data and managing knowledge transfer in excel spread sheets.

  • Why are spreadsheets less effective than digital data platforms in skills transfer in multinational companies:
  • Poor user-interface when entering and viewing experiences
  • Experiences search difficult and time consuming due to limited filtering
  • Experiences not detailed enough due to limited space and limited option for adding attachments
  • Challenging to manage QC/QA process

Can capturing of “best-lessons” be an automate and standardised process?

WHAT VALUE DID iQx™ BRING TO THE CLIENT?

  • Cloud-based database accessible to multidisciplinary teams any time from any place.
  • Advanced filtering giving direct access to relevant experiences
  • Built-in QC/QA function
  • Easy export to PDF for direct insert into EOW report
  • Enhanced search based on wellbore, location and drilling unit

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iQˣ™ is a plug-and-play tool making the life easier for drilling engineers.

iQˣ™ well data management and analysis software has been developed as
a result
of collaboration

iQˣ™ well data management and analysis software has been developed as
a result
of collaboration

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The well plan is broken down into a series of operational phases and sub-divided into events.

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The AGR Software name and iQx brand,including the logo, colours and identifing elements

The AGR Software name and iQx brand,including the logo, colours and
identifing
elements

The AGR Software name and iQx brand,including the logo, colours and
identifing
elements

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